Thieves target vans at vehicle wrapper

Jo Francis
Monday, November 23, 2020

A vehicle graphics specialist suffered a major theft over the weekend with parts stripped from several brand new Mercedes vans belonging to a client.

One of the damaged vans. Image: Nick Wintle, Facebook
One of the damaged vans. Image: Nick Wintle, Facebook

Nick Wintle, managing director of Marlow-based Globe Print, posted an appeal on Facebook following the theft, which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Parts were stolen from five Mercedes Sprinter vans that were in the process of being branded with graphics for customer Lanes Group.

In his Facebook post on a local Marlow community page, Wintle said: “Evening all, just in case anyone was near Globe Print, by the Travelodge, between 3-6am today: Some scumbags vandalised and stole parts off five of our customers new vans that we were putting graphics on. If anyone saw anything or heard of any Mercedes Sprinter parts for sale, please PM. Thanks.”

One respondent to the post said they had heard of Sprinters “being stripped like this before and shipped out of the country”.

Printweek was unable to reach Wintle for further comment at the time of writing.

Globe Print provides a range of services including vehicle graphics, soft signage, banners and displays, as well as personalised merchandise.

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